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Pokémon: Black & White 2

Effects of Nature

Vincent Lau

If a Nature improves a stat, it will be highlighted in red (sadly you cant see worsened stats).

Every Pokémon has a Nature you can see on their information screen, and this is something that comes into play in how its stats will grow over time. The Nature of a Pokémon can give you an instant read as to whether you should bother training a ’mon or popping them on the trade network .

The Natures, and their effects, are as follows:

Nature Raises Lowers
Hardy None None
Lonely Attack Defense
Brave Attack Speed
Adamant Attack Sp. Attack
Naughty Attack Sp. Defense
Bold Defense Attack
Docile None None
Relaxed Defense Speed
Impish Defense Sp. Attack
Lax Defense Sp. Defense
Timid Speed Attack
Hasty Speed Defense
Serious None None
Jolly Speed Sp. Attack
Naïve Speed Sp. Def
Modest Sp. Attack Attack
Mild Sp. Attack Defense
Quiet Sp. Attack Speed
Bashful None None
Rash Sp. Attack Sp. Defense
Calm Sp. Defense Attack
Gentle Sp. Defense Defense
Sassy Sp. Defense Speed
Careful Sp. Defense Sp. Attack
Quirky None None

As a rule of thumb an Increased Stat will add 10% to that statistic while a Decreased Stat will cause a 10% decrease . Nature’s are handed out at random when you catch or hatch a Pokémon. During the main quest, it honestly makes little difference what Nature your Pokemon has (or their stats, even).

However, when you’re up against fellow players or the tougher post-game battles, having the right Nature can be very beneficial. For example, an Adamant nature for physical attacks. In which case, these two tricks can help you to find Pokemon with a certain Nature more easily.

  1. In the wild, if you have a Pokemon with the Synchronize ability at the front, there’s a 50% chance the wild Pokemon will have the same Nature as the Pokemon in front. This is useful for legendary encounters mainly.

  2. When hatching eggs, if you have a parent hold onto the Everstone item, they will pass their Nature down 100% of the time. Better go and book the Daycare Centre ASAP then.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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Inside this guide you will find:

  • Top tricks for beating all eight Gym Leader
  • Beat the Elite Four and the current Champion with style!
  • How and where to find the Pokemon you want to catch
  • Find and catch all Legendary Pokemon!
  • Post story-mode walkthrough with all hidden areas uncovered
  • Save time by finding the rarest of items for free!
  • Packed full with high-quality screenshots!
  • Tips and info on both Black and White versions
  • Wild Pokémon Encounter rates.
  • Mysterious Nature Preserve.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary Pokemon.
  • Advanced stat building systems - learn how to raise a prize Pokémon

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